Terrace Hotel Subic Bay

A very relaxing weekend with my bae! This wouldn’t have happened without the help of Panoramictrip! You see, a few months ago, I joined their Summer Craze promo and I won! Wanna know how? Click this link!

I won a hotel stay at Terrace Hotel Subic Bay.

Lobby

Terrace Hotel is a 4 storey boutique hotel located at the waterfront which is Subic Bay. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to witness the sun rising or the sun setting as a typhoon’s just about to leave the country. What we witnessed though was the hard splashing of the waves, which was about a few meters away from the hotel.

The room that we were given was an Executive Terrace room. Its published rate is Php6,300.00nett/night. They now have a rainy day promo rate of Php5,040.00nett/night. It consists of complimentary buffet breakfast for 2, wifi internet access and use of outdoor swimming pool.

Let’s take a look at our room.

Cozy Queen Bed with a nice headboard.

The usual floor to ceiling cabinet which also houses the Personal Fridge and the Safe.

Right in front of the bed is the dresser with the TV.

On another corner of the room is a single seater sofa. Good for reading.

Of course, the bathroom is of equal importance just as the bed.

Regular bathroom sink.

Shower’s good, with hot and cold water. But the bath tub’s not clean. With traces of dirt in the tub. Not for bathing or lounging, should only be used as catch basin when you shower.

The promo was inclusive of cocktail drinks but we were just too full from our dinner at Ben’s Kitchen. It was in their restaurant / bar called Welltz. This was their venue also for ktv nights.

There was a cute iron man decor by the door.

One wall designed with bottles of liquor.

The bar.

The dining area.

This was also where we had our breakfast the following morning. For breakfast, we were served with the usual breakfast staple of bacon, tocino, fish fillet, sausage, fried rice, and some fruits. There was also an egg station where you could ask kuya to cook your egg of choice. You could also choose your drinks, coffee or juice.

What I love about this resto, the view!

Since it was raining so hard that day, the only thing you could see was the wind blowing the trees with all its might!

Overall, the hotel stay was nice. The staff were all responsive to our needs. They were very alert. You will feel their warmth and hospitality. The only downside is the cleanliness of the room. Aside from the bath tub, we also found used water bottles inside the fridge. We told the receptionist during our check out and they were apologetic about it.

Would I recommend staying here in Terrace Hotel? Maybe. But they have to get their act together and ensure that cleanliness is their utmost priority.

Oh! This might change my mind though. I haven’t got the chance to try their outdoor pool in the roofdeck. It would have been nice to chill and relax in the pool.

There’s also a bar where you could order cocktails.

The roofdeck was closed that day due to bad weather. Thankful to Kuya for accommodating my request.

To know more about our Subic adventure, keep posted on my next posts.

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#GrandeWednesday

Seems that Starbucks lovers are up for some good times this May!  

Starbucks launched their Php100.00 For A Grande Promo today!

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This promo will be ongoing for all Wednesdays of May from 3pm to 6pm.

There will be a Frappucino Fan Flavor for each date.

Today, May 3, is for Caramel Fanatics.

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Check out which flavors are up in the weeks to come:

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A customer will only be allowed 2 orders per transaction.  Purchase will also not be eligible for Beverage Stars.

This was how it looked today in Starbucks Lucky Chinatown Mall, so be prepared for next week!

Photo from Jameh DLS Macam

As  for me, will be waiting for the Fan Flavors on the 24th and 31st!

See you at #Grande Wednesdays!

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Dimsum All You Can @ Lugang

Just saw this upcoming promo and I can’t wait to share it to all of you!

Lugang Cafe has just announced that they will be having a fEAsT All You Can Promo starting this May!

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For only Php 588.00, you can enjoy their famous dimsums and more!  On top of that, there’s a free glass of iced tea and DESSERT!

Ooooh, I can’t wait!

SM Aura and SM Megamall will start the promo on May 2, 2017 until June 18, 2017.  Then, SM North Edsa and The New Glorietta will continue on June 19, 2017 until the end of the promo on July 31, 2017.

Mark your calendars!

Happy Eating!

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Starbucks celebrates Earth Day!

Calling Starbucks lovers out there!

In celebration of Earth Day, Starbucks will be selling this limited edition Starbucks Night Sky Reusable Cup for only Php 100.00! 

Photo from Starbucks Philippines FB Page

You just need to purchase any Grande Handcrafted Beverage.  There is no limit as long as you purchase the required number of Grande Handcrafted Beverage.  
This will be available on April 21 and April 22 in all Starbucks stores across the Philippines!

You also get a Beverage Star for every purchase when you use your Starbucks Card.

Can’t wait to get mine.

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Travel: Traveloka App

Discovered a new travel app just recently and it has already proven itself!  It is so easy to use.

We used this app to book our impromptu long weekend getaway and we literally made #HabolsaHalloween!  

In addition to the low prices they are offering, we got another 30% off on 1 of the rooms because of their #HabolsaHalloween promo.

We compared their prices with other travel apps and theirs is really lower.

Got a room in Matabungkay Beach Resort at only Php 3,212.70, discounted from Php 3,505.30.  Published rate is at Php 4,800.00.  

Booked 2 of these deluxe rooms and then applied the promo code Habol30.  I ended up paying just Php 5,461.59 instead of Php 6,425.40.  The 30% was applied to 1 room making me save another Php 963.81.

Thanks to Traveloka, we got 2 rooms at this rate at the last minute.  Who would have thought right?

What are you waiting for?  They have a new promo and it will run until November 6, 2016.  Book now!

You can download the app and use your Facebook ID to log in, this way, you don’t have to create a new account anymore.  Like them on Facebook, TravelokaPH

Check out their official website at www.traveloka.com

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Promo: HSBC Red

I got offered by a telemarketer and I am so thankful.  I was hesitant first but I gave in.

She offered me a new HSBC Red Mastercard and this card has more promos than the Platinum one.  It even has a new card promo.

Once approved, an accumulated spending of Php5000.00 will entitle you to Php3000.00 worth of free shoes from Payless Shoesource!  Neat right?

After spending, once you are qualified, you will receive a text message from HSBC redeem that you can now claim your shoes in participating branches.

The message will look like this:

Check the list of participating branches, not all will allow the redemption.

We went to the Paseo de Sta Rosa Branch to claim ours.

What better feeling than having new free shoes!  Of course, my kids have their own share too!

For the terms and conditions, check this.

To apply for a new card, go to www.hsbc.com.ph.

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Family: EQ Dry Buddy Bag

Hey mommies! EQ is at it again! And I was so excited, I already sent my entries before I wrote this post.  

As you see, I am an avid collector of EQ Dry Diaper Packaging and I always wait for times like this!  

Photo from EQ Diapers Facebook Page

This is the latest promo and you get this cute little animal bags for FREE! 

How it works?  How to do it?  Read on.  

With or without a promo, I always keep the diaper packaging of EQ Dry.  Depending on the size of the packaging, we can earn corresponding points.  

As for me, we always buy the jumbo pack as it’s the largest packaging available for the size we buy.  It’s convenient for us.  We automatically earn 3 points for each wrapper.
To redeem a buddy bag, you need to have 58 points. You can mix and match your wrappers if you have different packaging.

Before sending your entry, you must write the basic information needed.

Of course you have to include your top 2 choices of the buddy bag.  So I split all 4 designs into my 2 entries.

After that, you can either hand carry your entry to the JS Unitrade office or send it through mail.

I chose to send mine through a courier.

Now, I wait.  The company will send the Buddy Bags for free! Will post photos as soon as I receive them!

The promo is until December, 2016 so you have a lot of time to collect, prepare and send your entries.  You can send as many as you want.

Full mechanics here!

Update October 1, 2016:  

We received our package!  The bags are so cute!

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Public Service: BIR Promo

If you are a shopper who loves shopping at 168, Divisoria Mall, 999, 1188, Lucky Chinatown or Dragon 8, then this is the Promo for you!!!

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We all know that these shops don’t issue Official Receipts and BIR is having a hard time asking them to pay taxes.

So BIR Manila thought of a way that will force these shops to issue receipts.  They launched the “Balik Eskwela BIR Pakwela Premyo sa Resibo Raffle Promo.”  Promo is already up and running and will last till June 30, 2016. 

To join the promo, your receipt which will from the above mentioned shops will serve as your entry.  At the back of the receipt, you write your name, your address, your contact number, the name of the Shopping Mall and the stall number or unit / shop of the merchant.  No minimum purchase required.  There is also no limit on how many entries you would like to send. 

It’s so easy to join, just drop your entries (receipts) in the drop boxes near the entrances of the shopping mall.  You will be notified once your entry is drawn.

There will be 10 winners of Php5,000 each for the 4 weekly draws happening on June 6, 13, 20 and 27.

The Grand Draw on July 7, 2016 is something to look forward to of course!
1st Prize Php50,000.00
2nd Prize Php30,000.00
3rd Prize Php20,000.00

Not bad if you really need to shop for your children’s school things right?

So go and help your country by forcing these merchants to issue receipts, in that way, they will be forced to pay their taxes too!

Happy Shopping!

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